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English Court Allows Patents For "Complex" Software 132

jonbryce writes "The court of appeal in England has ruled that companies should be granted patents for 'complex' software products. In this particular case, Symbian had written something that makes mobile phones run faster. The court case has received very little attention because of the bank crisis, but it can be appealed to the House of Lords and then the European Court of Justice."

"Sometimes insanity is the only alternative" -- button at a Science Fiction convention.